Bullying. Something that every parent has to deal with. Whether their child is the bully or is being bullied its something we all have to confront at one point or another. In the case of my son who is 3. It’s a little bit of both. When opportunity presented itself to review a Howard B. Wigglebottom book I just knew that this was the book for us.
Howard Binkow writes in a was that is very clear and easy for children to understand and the bold pictures add to the story with eye catching detail. This book has several themes including dealing with bullies and overcoming the fears of being a so called “tattle tail”.
My sons feelings towards the book were of understanding. It really helped him to see that being a bully is bad. We discussed the pictures and what was happening in the book. He very clearly knows what a bully is and he does not want to be one.
At the end of the book there is a section for Lessons and Reflections. It talks about how to deal with bullies and gives parents and teachers ideas to encourage children to report bullying. This is a fantastic resource because sometimes you don’t really know how to approach something and I found it very helpful and informative.
Overall I will continue to read this book to my son and to my daughter when she is older. With all the bullying out there today we need books like this to teach are children when they are young the difference between right and wrong and hopefully we can shape them to be good people. BULLYING IS NOT OK! Kids need to learn that its OK to tell someone about it. You are not alone.
Be Brave Be Bold A Teach Must Be Told!
5 stars out of 5
About the Book
Howard was being bullied at school. His intuition told him to let the teacher know. Instead he chose different strategies and they all failed. He finally told the teacher and she took action to make him feel okay and safe. Tips and Lessons are included. The third book in the award winning Howard B. Wigglebottom series.
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: Thunderbolt Publishing
- Illustrator: Susan F. Conelison
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